Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weasel of the Week: Arthur Gannon

On Tuesday, this week's Weasel was sentenced to spend virtually the rest of his life in prison. Why? He spent a decade sexually molesting two young girls, beginning when they were as young as 4.

Arthur Gannon, according to press accounts, showed no remorse, and at sentencing on Tuesday, quoted Biblical scripture as well as passages from the American Bar Association's guidelines. His morals have been compromised, but I find it a little unsettling that he would resort to using the Bible to justify his actions.

The saddest part about all this was that Gannon's wife, Heidi, who was arrested along with Gannon earlier this year, didn't try to stop him. Apparently, to Gannon, this was a bizarre, sadistic, ah, hobby, for lack of a better description. Apparently, the Gannons had no children of their own, insofar as we know, but does that give a middle-aged man the right to abuse someone else's kids? Of course not.

The two victims, now teenagers, are scarred for life. One, according to today's Albany Times-Union, sees herself as a survivor. The other expressed anger in her statement, wishing that Gannon would suffer in prison the same way she did at his hands. Something tells me I doubt that will happen, although it is said that convicts don't take too well to sexual predators preying on children.

If you really believe in the Bible, Arthur Gannon, maybe you should consider studying it a little more closely. It will be your best defense in prison. Otherwise, enjoy the Weasel ears.

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